Pictured above (left to right), Hartley Koschitzky – IKO, Dimitrris Verdelis – IKO, Dave Maginnis – BriggsAmasco, Marcus Lee – IKO UK & Tony Lawther – BriggsAmasco
IKO UK was awarded the IKO European Project of the Year 2022 for the Battersea Power Station project. BriggsAmasco, also part of the group, installed a wide range of IKO supplied production over an area that exceeded 42,000m2. IKO and BriggsAmasco worked together in a true partnership to overcome complex detailing and challenging logistics to deliver this truly iconic project.
BriggsAmasco Waterproofing Design and Installation Excellence Earns Industry Accolade
BriggsAmasco’s delivery of an innovative waterproof system for a Retailer Distribution Centre has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Liquid Roofing category at this year’s LRWA Awards.
The accolade was announced at a gala presentation evening held on behalf of awards nominees and LWRA members at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel.
BriggsAmasco’s Highly Commended award, in conjunction with IKO, was for work carried out at £400 million Retailer Distribution Centre in Swindon. The building has a footprint in the region of 166,000m2 – the equivalent of six-and-a-half football pitches – making it the second-largest warehouse building of its type in the UK. BriggsAmasco was selected to design and install an inverted waterproof system for the warehouse’s 4,700m2 roof.
With support from IKO, the huge programme was an exemplar of waterproofing excellence. This was despite Briggs’ installation teams having to contend with challenges including travel restrictions and material shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking of the company’s award, Dave Maginnis, BriggsAmasco Managing Director said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for all BriggsAmasco staff involved with the Retailer Distribution Centre project. The waterproofing programme was carried out in incredibly challenging circumstances. With the support of IKO, the project’s superb completion was a triumph of design and high-grade workmanship. Congratulations to all for the programme’s exceptional outcome.”
BriggsAmasco is celebrating a dual success after two of its projects won their respective categories at this year’s Scottish NFRC awards.
Judges at the revered annual contest acclaimed Briggs’ superb workmanship on roof waterproofing programmes carried out at Skypark, Business Park in Glasgow, and Diamond Offshore Drilling’s offices in Aberdeen.
Dave Maginnis, BriggsAmasco Managing Director, said: “This is a magnificent achievement. The awards are industry recognition of our installation teams’ excellence in carrying out large and complex roofing projects to the highest standards. Warmest congratulations to all those involved in the Skypark and Diamond Offshore Drilling programmes. You once again did yourselves and the company proud.”
BriggsAmasco’s work at Skypark in Glasgow won best project in the Mastic Asphalt category at this year’s Scottish NRFC awards. The programme’s waterproofing element saw the company complete a 2200m2 installation to improve driver and pedestrian safety at a rooftop car park. It was the first time IKO Permascreed had been used for a waterproofing project in Scotland of such size.
For the Diamond Offshore Drilling project in Aberdeen, BriggsAmasco’s full roof refurbishment of the contract drilling services provider’s two-storey Scottish HQ earned best project in the NFRC awards ‘BUFR’ category. The urgent waterproof installation needed to achieve a range of complex requirements, which BriggsAmasco met – following consultations with the client – by designing and implementing an innovative hybrid solution.
Dave Maginnis continued: “These award-winning projects further demonstrate our installation teams’ renown for working with project stakeholders to develop waterproof solutions that meet, and in some cases, exceed expectation. Their experience and expertise in this field is second-to-none.”
BriggsAmasco Supplies Multi-Roof Installation for Stirling Prize-Winning University Building
A landmark educational building, which was provided with a complex, multiple roof installation courtesy of BriggsAmasco, has won this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize.
The Kingston University London – Town House was named the UK’s best building in the industry-revered awards contest.
The six-storey, 9,400-square-metre building, which was designed by Grafton Architects and acts as the university’s ‘front door’, was acclaimed by RIBA judges as ‘high quality at every scale’.
Fronted by a 200m-long multi-level colonnade made from reconstituted stone, the stunning Town House comprises the university’s main library and archive, as well as a theatre, dance studios, teaching spaces and cafes. BriggsAmasco was selected by main contractor Willmott Dixon to provide a watertight finish for each of these areas in a nine-roof installation that involved a mix of green, single-ply and hot-melt finishes.
Working alongside Grafton Architects, Briggs’ teams brought all their skills and experience to the fore in this challenging project, as the range of waterproofing systems needed to be applied to roofs at various heights and levels.
Speaking of the Town House’s Stirling Prize award, BriggsAmasco Managing Director, Dave Maginnis, said: “What a thrill to have played a part in a project that has won the design industry’s most sought after honour. Congratulations to Grafton Architects, who our teams worked closely alongside to deliver the Town House’s waterproof roofing. Also, kudos to the magnificent work carried out by our installation teams for their superb workmanship and diligence on this challenging, high-profile project. They did BriggsAmasco and the university proud.”
The Town House’s multiplex flat-roof installation began in March 2018. It included BriggsAmasco applying an IKO hot-melt waterproofing membrane within a system comprising XPS rigid foam insulation, as well as paving and ballast finishes to the main roof areas. A built-up, reinforced felt waterproofing solution with tapered insulation was also installed to a green roof in order to conform with a height restriction. Additionally, IKO Armourplan PSG single-ply waterproofing, along with PIR insulation, was affixed to colonnade areas of the roof.
Despite the challenging nature of the multi-roof installation, which was heightened by the Town House’s main road location and its position adjacent to the University, thus the area was in constant use by students, BriggsAmasco competed the project’s waterproofing aspect to the contractor’s strict deadline: September 2019.
Dave Maginnis added: “The Town House building will transform students’ learning experience. Its impressive and imaginative design presents an inspiring sight for visitors; hence it is a worthy recipient of this year’s Stirling Prize.”
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